This means that you can be left fighting for your rights in court, which can be both lengthy and complicated. At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our insurance dispute lawyers have the skills and resources to take on large insurance companies and fight aggressively on your behalf for the maximum settlement or jury verdict in your favor.

What is Insurance Bad Faith in Florida?

When insurance companies in Florida fail to perform as agreed under the contract with a policyholder, it is legally termed as insurance bad faith. You can sue the insurance carrier for not doing the things they had promised to do. You can file a lawsuit against the insurance company if they breached the contract.

This could be necessary in these situations:

  • Insurers failed to pay your full claim
  • Insurance company denied a valid claim
  • Insurance company has delayed making a claim decision or delayed the payment
  • Insurance company found discrepancies in your documents or rejected the proof of damages without legitimate grounds 
  • Insurance adjusters kept asking for more information or paperwork, but did not make a decision to pay

At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our insurance bad faith claim lawyers in Florida can represent you in the following types of claims, among others:

  • Homeowners’ insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Business insurance
  • Property insurance
  • Renters’ insurance
  • Flood insurance
  • Hurricane insurance
  • Fire insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
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Steps to Take if You Have an Insurance Company Dispute

The first thing you must do if you have a dispute with the insurance company is to try and resolve the issue in an amicable manner. It’s best to consult with our seasoned Florida insurance dispute attorneys at this step to advocate for your rights and negotiate on your behalf. If negotiations with the insurance company don’t help resolve the dispute, we may file a complaint with the Florida Department of Insurance on your behalf.

This department will try and mediate a resolution with the insurer. With our insurance attorneys on your side, the legal process will be smooth and we will ensure there are no mistakes or missed deadlines that could negatively impact your lawsuit. We will be prepared to file a lawsuit against the insurance company if the Department of Insurance is not able to resolve the dispute (after having completed the steps listed under the Notice of Intent process for claims.)

Filing a Claim Against the Insurance Company

There are a few things to be done if you decide to file a claim against your insurance provider. Our legal team will help you gather all relevant documents related to the case. These include the policy copy, bills, invoices, reports, estimates, photographs, videos, documentary evidence, and any copies of correspondence with your insurance company.

Insurance laws in Florida can be confusing and complex. Our insurance dispute attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett are determined to fight the insurance company with maximum legal might so that you can obtain the results and justice you deserve.

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Legal Help is Here from Top-Rated Insurance Disputes Attorneys in Florida

If you have questions about a Florida insurance policy or company, the knowledgeable insurance disputes attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help. Our law firm has over 50 years of experience in helping victims of serious injury find the justice they deserve. Our capable trial attorneys will not just help you file lawsuits and claims against negligent parties, but also go after the insurance companies that acted in bad faith and failed to do the right thing. To schedule your free consultation, call us at (727) 306-0273 or fill out our online contact form.

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